EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Germany


Sector: Construction
41.1 - Development of building projects
Number Employed: 70000
Group: Bilfinger

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-09-2013
Planned Job Reductions min: 1250
Planned Job Reductions max: 1250
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 19-09-2013
Foreseen End Date: 19-09-2015

Additional Information

Construction and industrial services provider Bilfinger recently revealed its intention to cut 1,250 jobs worldwide in an attempt to cut costs. The job cuts will be carried out across the company’s administration, which currently employs around 9,000 staff.

The restructuring measures will reduce the company’s workforce by almost 2% and will be carried out over the next two years. In a press release the company said that it will try to keep the number of direct dismissals low and will cooperate with employee representatives during the restructuring.

Details on where the job cuts will take place have yet to be published but, as announced, the restructuring is expected to affect mainly Germany.

The company, which has headquarters in Mannheim, Germany, currently employs around 70,000 employees worldwide.

Updated, 18-01-2014: Bilfinger announced that 800 positions will be eliminated in Germany (FS 26511) as part of the previously announced restructuring involving 1,250 job cuts worldwide. It has also been declared that around two thirds of the restructuring will be carried out in Germany. With 250 job cuts, the company’s plant in Munich will be most affected by the restructuring in Germany. As reported, Bilfinger continues to try to limit direct dismissals where possible and has put into place measures to support staff affected by the redundancies, including an internal job market.